August Newsletter

The August newsletter is now available. Read about our trail work, a plea for photos, and a profile of volunteer David Bratt. http://sgwa.org/about/newsletters/

Final Summer Events!

Labor Day weekend will see our final Nature Program and the last Ranger Talks. Join our Ranger at the Mill Creek Visitor Center, 2 p.m. on Saturday, and find out what fascinating bits of info they have for you and your kids.

We also have our last two Ranger Talks. On Saturday night, you’ll learn How We Made a Wilderness. It could have been a ski resort…but now we can enjoy a place “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.

On Sunday night listen to our own Teddi Boston, who in 1976 was the first woman to solo thru-hike the PCT. Just finding the trail was a lot harder then! Hear her incredible story

2019 Summer season ends

Labor Day marks the end of the Summer season at the Mill Creek Visitor center. Business hours for the Mill Creek Visitor Center beginning Saturday Sept 7th until Memorial Day 2020 will be:

Thursday – Monday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Office is closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Contact us at Mill Creek during those days and hours with any questions.

Events Saturday Aug 24

We’re back to our regular events schedule this week with a Nature Program and Ranger Talk! Barton Flats Visitor Center will host the Nature Program at 2 p.m. on Saturday August 24, and at 7:30 Saturday evening will be the Ranger Talk held at the Greyback Amphitheater.

August 10th Events!

The summer is winding down, if you haven’t made it to our Saturday Nature Program at Barton Flats Visitor Center you only have a few Saturdays left! See us at 2 p.m. this Saturday for another fun and informative session.
Plus there’s a Ranger Talk on Saturday evening – this week learn about the Wild West in our own mountains!

Aug 17: Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday!

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SGWA’s Forest Festival will have a special theme this year – it’s Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday! Come see us at Barton Flats Visitor Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’ll have all sorts of fun things for kids as well as informational booths and local artists. Hope to see you there!

Aug 3 Ranger Talk: How did Indians live off the land?

Many people lived in this area before it was “discovered” by Europeans. How did they live? What did they eat? Learn more at our Ranger Talk, 7:30 p.m at the Greyback Amphitheater. Smokey Bear, who knows a lot about living off the land, will be there too.

And don’t forget our Nature Program at the Barton Flats Visitor Center, 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

July 27: Afternoon Nature Program and Evening Ranger Talk

Join us at Barton Flats Visitor Center, 2 p.m. on Saturday July 27 for a fun and informative talk about the Forest.

Saturday evening at 7:30, learn the basics about taking your four-legged friend camping and hiking with you. Smokey Bear will attend, unleashed!

July 20 Events

Stop by the Barton Flats Visitor Center Saturday July 20 at 2:00 p.m. for a Nature Program given by SGWA. Learn cool stuff about the forest!

And on Saturday night, join us at the Greyback Amphitheater to find out what to do When Things Go Wrong.

July 13 Events: Nature Program and Ranger Talk

Join our Ranger at the Barton Flats Visitor Center today, Saturday July 13, at 2:00 pm for an informative talk on plants, animals, or other features of the Wilderness.

At 7:30, head on over to Greyback Amphitheater for a talk on (ahem) poop!